I specialize in residential projects using a design approach which emphasizes close collaboration with the client to achieve a combination of beauty and function. I work with many architectural styles, always striving to stay within the context of the existing building and surroundings.
In my 20-25 years of experience as an architect in Santa Barbara, I have always had a keen sensitivity to the relationship of the building to the site and the sun. This consciousness, coupled with thoughtful design of the building envelope, minimizes energy use and results in spaces which are more environmentally comfortable and related to the outdoors.
I believe that sustainable design or "green building" results from using space efficiently and selecting the right building materials and systems. This philosophy, along with an attitude that even the smallest project benefits from careful design according to a client's budget parameters, are what contribute to the success of my projects.